Mechanical Binding — Bound for Success
Superior quality is the hallmark of an ideal binding system, states Diane Lanigan, marketing director for GBC. "Our products are well tested in the marketplace to show outstanding productivity and reliability," she says.
The DigiCoil, which GBC introduced in 1998, serves the color coil market with a design that handles assorted stocks, index tabs and oversized covers. The DigiCoil Color Coil inserter handles a bound edge 4.25˝ to 14.5˝ and an unbound edge from 5˝ to 12˝ with a 0.2475 oversized punch pattern required. It can produce 450 books per hour at 10mm and 250 per hour at 30mm. Coil sizes are from 8mm to 33mm.
Once a user has decided what brands of machines fit his or her needs for production volume, book sizes and the like, it is then time to seek out maximum quality and performance from within that group, says Vivian Sassi, marketing manager for Pigna America. A third variable is the cost/performance ratio—a tell-tale measuring stick for maximum return on the customer's investment.
The latest offering from Pigna America is the PB-735 fully automatic calendar, book punching and binding machine. The unit is able to punch and bind in-line up to 3⁄8˝ and automatically bind up to 9⁄16˝ on pre-punched product. Its production speed is in excess of 2,000 books per hour.